Kicker's venerable KS series of car speakers gets a couple of key updates for 2014. First, they now employ a silk-dome tweeter for smoother highs, and second, a shallower basket so they'll fit into more vehicles.
Harold Jones, winner of Virginia's IASCA Sound Quality Challenge, was kind enough to drop by to show off his ride. The centerpiece of Harold's system is a Focal Utopia Be No. 5 component...
Ken Nail, J.R. Stoffel
Learn about some of the features that make Alpine Type-S car speakers an excellent choice if you're looking for great sound at an affordable price.
Factory speakers are the bane of every music lover's existence. They're just not built to withstand the conditions inside your car over time. Fortunately, we carry all kinds of aftermarket speakers that are built to survive - and thrive - in these harsh conditions.
Kicker's Yellow Series of amps, speakers and subs gives you the performance you expect from Kicker at a more affordable price. And this year's models are better than ever.
Recently, we gathered members of the Crutchfield car A/V writing team into our Crutchfield Labs car listening room for some critical listening of four of our most popular car speaker families. We wanted to hear the differences ourselves so we could describe to you how they sound.
Robert Ferency-Viars, Ken Nail
Just because you can't replace your vehicle's factory stereo doesn't mean you have to live with a poor sound system. In this short video, Crutchfield experts take a look at how a fellow employee created a high-performance car audio system.
When you're choosing car speakers, it's important to make sure your system will give your new speakers the power they need to sound their best. This is a lesson I learned from personal experience.
When you upgrade the audio gear in your vehicle, you'll treat yourself to better sound quality. And when you install it yourself, you'll feel pride and satisfaction from a project well done. If you're reasonably handy and can follow directions, you can do it too, with our help.
We wanted to answer the most basic question about car audio: is it really worth it to upgrade? With the help of the Crutchfield Labs, we set out to prove just how much better music sounds when it's played through a high-quality aftermarket system.
Buying car audio gear for the first time? Here are some tips to help you find the right stereo equipment for your car or truck.
Crutchfield's A/V Design Group can help you plan your home theater or multi-room audio system. They'll make sure you have everything you need to complete the installation.
Retrosound helps you bring the sound in your classic ride into the modern age while staying true to the look and feel of your interior. Their receivers fit into the small and odd-size dash openings found in classic cars and trucks, and they also make speakers designed to get the most out of their receivers.
Lynn wanted better sound in her minivan, but didn't want to lose some factory features. So she installed a digital signal processor from Rockford Fosgate to take over the tunes, and added new speakers, an amp, and a sub for a complete overhaul.
These Polk speakers use some advanced technologies to create incredibly lifelike sound that draws you into your on-screen entertainment. You can even upgrade to a seven-channel home theater when you add an extra pair of satellite speakers to the mix.
A group of audio enthusiasts got together in the Crutchfield Labs to audition a Cambridge Audio/PSB music system and give their impressions.
When you move to a new home, sometimes your old stuff just doesn't work well in your new space. When Crutchfield copywriter Dave moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, his beloved bookshelf speakers no longer fit. So he installed a pair of Definitive Technology DI 6.5LCR in-wall speakers in order to save some space.
We wanted to answer the most basic question about car audio: is it really worth it to upgrade? Using a 2004 Ford F-150 as our test vehicle, we installed some great gear, then documented the system performance and improvements along the way:
We headed to our Labs space to see if we could hear differences between various grades of speaker wire. Read what some of our listeners had to say.
What you see when you look at the outside of a top-notch home speaker reveals only a fraction of the design and engineering that goes into it. In this article, we'll identify some of the various elements that go into one of the speakers we carry and explain how they make this speaker sound so good.